Shaggy follows Highway 1

Making Northern California home.

Wait for it. . . another turn and another drooling view! You know you're getting close to Big Sur when your eyes stay glued to the coast.
Here is your chance, to disconnect with the ocean to your left and rows of Redwoods to your right.
One could easily spend life here..  even a quick drive through the town will make you appreciate it's magic. 
Big Sur knows how to transport you deep into the conscious healing enclave of the 70's. You'll know when you feel it.
Believe it or not, the magic doesn't end with the physical beauty..
Check out these spots and maybe get lost with your phone off ~ dive into your inner peace.

Pfeiffer State Beach
Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant
Henry Miller Library
Esalen Institute
Limekiln Campground - creek camping / waterfall hike
Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground - Redwood camping
Ewoldsen Trail - 5.3 loop hike to the peak of coastal mountains and views / McWay Falls are on the other end of the parking lot.




imagine being rooted in one place under one sun


here you are

a simple state of stillness.

as we receive every inch of energy

around us, within us

 we let ourselves grow.

we move

we build

we become different

we endure

we sprout

we connect

we come together

without anything but illumination.

inner radiance.



once you take a second to step out of your stillness,

you'll meet the community you've helped create

you'll watch your own authentic universe evolve.

you won't be alone

you aren't alone.


a desert blooming with life

is an ocean of love within.


keep flowing through your currents.

hydrate your endurance.

you are born with the energy of a rising sun

you are driven by a grounding consciousness.

like cacti, you are one of your own.

be still

be strong.



Saguaro NP + Sedona, AZ


To the Forest We Go

Nothing but the Giants' welcoming whispers,
a mobile home, family and a camera.
It's only appropriate to make a spontaneous/don't really think about it, just jump in the car decision to kick off an adventure, right?
Perhaps taking the 50 minute winding road from Three Rivers through Generals highway just in time to catch the remnants of the sunset
at 6,400 ft, or the eye-drooling views and fresh mountain air made for an unbelievable welcome.

Warm sunshine and brisk winds accompanied us as we trekked through Congress Trail, Giant Forest, Crescent Meadow and Moro Rock.
Immersing ourselves in the wild, wise forest, hugging Sequoias left and right, climbing 300 ft to Moro Rock's breathtaking lookout, crossing into closed
trails to enjoy a picnic amongst the trees, listening to their gentle yet powerful movements, and taking a moment to sit still,
feel grounded and realize how equal we all are in the midst of giant wonders..
how small our troubles can be, and how easy it is to show appreciation for one another and the simple pleasures in life.

Disconnecting into the magic of Sequoia to reconnect with
family alongside was the bees knees.
Family is the bees knees.
Explore together often. 

Sequoia National Forest